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Careers In Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

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Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Kirstin Savage, Communications Division, DANTES

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areer clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Voluntary education personnel and service members can use career clusters to help focus education plans towards obtaining the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway. The June, July, August, and September 2017 DIBs provided details how DANTES sponsored programs help service members prepare for careers in Business, Transportation & Logistics, Information Technology, and Health Science. This month’s issue focuses on building career pathways in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security. Careers in this cluster are found in a variety of Vol 482

settings. An individual might guard the public and enforce the law as a police officer or security guard. Or, an individual may provide fire protection as a firefighter. Other workers provide legal services to people who commit crimes. An individual might monitor activities within a prison, advise clients of their legal rights, or research legal procedures to support court cases. The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security career cluster is considered to have occupations that have “Bright Outlooks” by the Department of Labor. Occupations within this cluster are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.

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Careers In Law, Public Safety, and Security Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Pathways Careers in this cluster involve protecting people and enforcing rules. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 4.9 million jobs that are assigned to the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security cluster. Median annual wages for these occupations range from $19,040 for lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers to $118,150 for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates. Many occupations in this cluster typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. However, specific designations range from less than a high school diploma and short-term on-the-job training for occupations such as security guards to a doctoral or professional degree, and 5 or more years of work experience in a related occupation for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates. The Department of Labor projects that the most job openings in this cluster will be assigned to the security and protective services pathway, with security guards projected to have the most job openings in the future.

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Correction Services The correction services pathway includes occupations related to overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or penitentiary. This includes the treatment, education and reintegration of offenders. Emergency and Fire Management Services The emergency and fire management services pathway includes workers involved in public safety and rapid response to fires and emergency situations, including providing medical services after or during traffic accidents, natural disasters, and other medical emergencies. Law Enforcement Services The law enforcement services pathway includes

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workers who protect the lives and property of community members, including, controlling traffic, preventing and investigating crimes, enforcing laws and ordinances, and apprehending, arresting and processing suspected criminals. Legal Services The legal services pathway includes occupations related to the monitoring, implementing, and upholding of the laws, regulations and ethics that guide institutions, individuals, and society. Security and Protective Services The security and protective services pathway includes occupations related to the protection of people or property in public buildings. Workers might be in factories, laboratories, museums, shopping malls, government buildings, data processing centers, or other facilities.

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Careers In Law, Public Safety, and Security Kuder Journey Helps Determine the Right Pathway

Obtaining Relevant Education

Kuder Journey is a program that can help military members with college and career planning, as well as civilian transition advice. The June 2017 DIB explains how the Holland Codes within the Kuder Journey system can help enable students to explore career clusters by their interests, work values, and skills. Read the June 2017 DIB, “Career Series: Bright Outlook Business Pathways” available at http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dib.html for a review of Kuder Journey. It offers an explanation of the Holland Codes, icons within the system, and how to find options for job exploration. Once a student takes the three career assessments within Kuder Journey, education personnel can use the Holland Codes to identify personality types that are mapped to the related career pathways and better determine if the selected career is right for a member. Combinations of R (Realistic) and S (Social) or S and E (Enterprising) may indicate that a service members may be well suited for careers related to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security. Access Kuder Journey by visiting www.myvoled. com/kuder.

SOC Career and Technical Certificates and Degree Network System Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is a Defense educational institution partnership that delivers certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degree programs that have been vetted to help address some of the issues military students face. These partnerships provide educational opportunities in a variety of fields, including Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security, to help service members transition from a military career into the civilian labor market by earning short, stackable certificates that can be fully incorporated into SOC Degree Network System (DNS) associate or bachelor’s degrees offered by educational institutions For more information on the SOC Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Read the November 2016 issue of the DIB titled, “Military Skills Lead to Career Certificates”. Additional information on the SOC DNS program can be found in the May 2017 issue of the DIB titled, “Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges”. Both are available at http:// www.dantes.doded.mil/dib.html.

The SOC website is being updated and the information you need to introduce military members to the DNS and CTE program will be available soon. Visit www.goSOCed.org for updates and more information on the SOC program.

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Hot News FY18 DEPH now available

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he FY18 DEPH DANTES Examination Program Handbook (DEPH) includes program changes and updates. It is available for all DANTES testing personnel with access to DAIMS at https://daims. doded.mil, under the Documents tab. Users can view search, or download the DEPH as well as other forms and documents, such as the online Document Receipt Form and the 2018 CLEP Examination Guides. DANTES Testing personnel should register for a DAIMS account using their Common Access Card (CAC) by clicking on “Use My CAC.�

will provide service members with updated program information. Visit https://www.goSOCed. org. If you receive an inquiry from a DNS institution, refer them to the new website. DANTES appreciates your patience during this transition period. For more information contact the DANTES program manager at DANTES@navy.mil.

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he DoD pilot tutoring service is projected to continue to help service members and eligible For questions concerning electronic DEPH publica- K-12 family members at no cost through September tions, contact the DANTES Examinations Program at 2018. Service members and family members can get help online, 24/7, from professional academic tutors exams@navy.mil. who are qualified in the areas of teaching, editing, and proofreading. Go to http://military.tutor. Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges com/home for more. Service members and family (SOC) New Website members can sign up for free. The SOC program is under revision. The SOC team is in the process of standing up a new website that DANTES Information Bulletin

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ACE Presents - Military Evaluation: The Inside Track

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Webinar 2: A Technical Perspective – The Joint Services Transcript (JST) and Key Resources Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT / 12:00pm MT /11:00am PT

he American Council on Education (ACE) will offer a free, two-part ,webinar series called “The ACE faculty evaluators will share information on Inside Track”. The series includes two sessions. Free military credit recommendations and complex tranregistration is required at www.acenet.edu/events script data. The team will showcase how the data is managed once the evaluation team finishes their Webinar 1: work and illuminate the quality assurance process A Faculty Lens – Validating Military Learning of the JST. The team will demonstrate search funcExperiences tionality with the Military Guide in order to display Wednesday, December 6, 2017 index-level report functionality of the system. 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT / 12:00pm MT /11:00am PT For more information on the JST, visit the program Faculty evaluators for ACE directly affect and assure homepage at https://jst.doded.mil. Schools intervalidity behind every ACE-recommended credit for ested in establishing an account to view and order educational experiences of service members and transcripts online should visit https://jst.doded. veterans. ACE faculty evaluators will share insights mil/institution.html. For more information on the on their unique experiences related to the experMilitary Evaluation Program, the review process, tise, affiliations, and accomplishments common resources to help schools, and more, visit http:// among evaluation teams and how this work enrichwww.acenet.edu/ higher-education/topics/Pages military learners. es/Military-Evaluations.aspx. DANTES Information Bulletin

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Troops to Teachers Highlight Spencer Martin, Navy Veteran

By Lauren Finnegan, Washington Troops to Teachers

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s a swarm of students darted through the narrow hallways of Sunnyside High School in Sunnyside, Wash., math teacher and 20-year Navy veteran, Spencer Martin, kept watch from a classroom doorway. Amongst the shouts of hellos from students, came the voice of a senior that hadn’t uttered a word to Martin since telling him, “I hate you,” during her freshmen year. Now, days before graduation, the student handed Martin her senior picture with the following message scrawled on the back, “Thank you for all the times you pushed me to do my work. I feel as if you’re the reason I’m leaving this school and beginning my future.” That message was the first time the veteran teacher and Troops to Teachers alum realized the impact an educator can have on the lives’ of their students. “(It was then) I think I really saw the significance of my impact - teachers are the front-line troops,” Martin said. “We spend a considerable amount of time with students and help shape their futures, not only with teaching, but also with the examples that we set by the way we conduct ourselves. In some instances, we are the only support group that our students have.”

joyed (it), so I figured I would give it a shot.” With financial assistance from Troops to Teachers, Martin earned his certification, and designed Sunnyside’s career and technical education curriculum, which also helped earn him the 2015 Educational Service District Regional Teacher of the Year award. Martin said that he would definitely recommend the Troops to Teacher program to separating service members and added one of the many reasons why veterans make good teachers is because they’re mission oriented. “We are not afraid to put in the hours necessary for our students’ success, (and) we can also show the application of our classes to real-world situations,” he said. Veterans who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching can receive up to a $10,000 bonus for teaching for three or more years in an underserved or eligible school. In addition to the monetary bonus available, the program can assist veterans with choosing a teacher preparation program, job search, as well as provide veterans support through their first three years teaching. Washington state Troops to Teacher coordinator and retired Navy Rear Adm. Doug Asbjornsen said he is convinced that some of the best teachers are veterans.

Martin had never planned on becoming a teacher until he was approached by a university representative two years before his planned military retirement. It was then that the former service member heard about the Troops to Teacher program.

“So much of teaching is engaging with people through life stories and experiences - veterans have that,” Asbjornsen said. “They’re disciplined, mission centered, and pretty serious about doing a good job. I have 21 years of school administration experience and I’ve just had huge success in hiring veterans.”

“(The university representative) and the Navy College Office helped me with my decision,” he said. “I had been teaching Sailors for a while and I en-

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Dantes information bulletin (10)oct 2017  

What's inside: - Main Feature: Careers In Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security - Hot News: FY18 DEPH now available, SOC New Websit...

Dantes information bulletin (10)oct 2017  

What's inside: - Main Feature: Careers In Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security - Hot News: FY18 DEPH now available, SOC New Websit...